Tuesday, February 3, 2009


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Diabetes sucks ass. Plain and simple. Neuropathy brought on by diabetes really plays havoc with me on some days. What I hate about it is the unexpected jabs of pain in my feet, as if someone just stabbed me with an ice pick or it's like I'm walking on burning coals or broken glass with no end in sight. I've noticed that when I'm in pain, my blood sugar goes all out of whack which is not a good thing. Irregardless of what I eat, when I'm in pain, I get what I can only call rogue readings since on another day where I've eaten exactly the same foods but I'm not in pain, I get a normal reading.

At least I had good news, my eyes are fine! I wear a pair of magnifying glasses over my regular glasses to knit, read, anything that requires close up work. I have the beginnings of a cataract but it's not affecting my eyesight yet, so nothing I can do about it. I'm taking 50 units of slow acting insulin before bed plus 2 metformin tablets during the day. Depending on the day, pain or not pain, the readings can go from normal to completely out of whack. I hate it since it looks horrible when I show the readings to a nurse/doctor. They think I must be eating tons of sugar which I'm not. We don't even have sugar in the apartment! IBS doesn't help either since I can go from normal to the two extremes at the drop of a dime. I'm on stool softeners and metamucil which help somewhat.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I can totally relate to the diabetes. Even though I've only been diagnosed for just about a month now I remember what it was like when I was gestational too. Also just this past while I had tonsillitis and it played havoc with my readings too. I wish there was something I could do to help.